Rail & Road

CTRL 310 London


Project Details Part of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) is built on Controlled Modulus Columns. Menard suggested this technique to improve the soil along the Thames River in the suburbs of London so that the Eurostar could operate as intended. For this project, Menard used a short mast for the installation of the column [...]

Network Rail Embankment Widening, Avonmouth


OWNER: SITA ENGINEER:  Earth Science Partnership GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Balfour Beatty Rail MAIN FIGURES:  1,678 Vertical Drains installed to depths between 7-11 metres Project Details As part of the construction of the Severn Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) for SITA, the existing rail network required upgrading. The existing rail link [...]

Queensferry Crossing Bridge, Edinburgh


OWNER: Transport Scotland ENGINEER:  Grontmij GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Morrison Construction, Hochtief, Dragados and American Bridge (Joint Venture) MAIN FIGURES:  4,451 Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) to depths between 11-18m, totalling 52,675 linear metres 62 soil mixing shear walls, representing a surface of 9,200m3 44 Stress Load Tests on single CMCs [...]

Bexhill to Hastings Link Road, East Sussex


OWNER: East Sussex County Council ENGINEER:  Mott MacDonald GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Hochtief and Taylor Woodrow (Joint Venture) MAIN FIGURES:  13,000 Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC), 360-400mm diameter to depths of 4-16m 4,200 Vertical Drains to depths of 10m Project Details The project of Bexhill to Hastings link road consists of [...]

Yeadon Way Railway Embankment, Blackpool


OWNER: Blackpool Borough Council ENGINEER:  Coffey Geotechnical Limited GENERAL CONTRACTOR:  Galliford Try MAIN FIGURES:  1,500 Controlled Modulus Columns to depths of up to 15m Project Details The main arterial road into Blackpool uses a 30 year old railway embankment which was constructed on soft alluvial soils. The embankment [...]

Rail & Road


Menard can provide a range of solutions to meet the varied geotechnical conditions often encountered within the rail & road sector, in order to ensure its long-term reliability.

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